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King Tut Left a Legacy of Riches and Artistry in his Ancient Tomb

October 30th, 2013

King Tutankhamun, alternately called "King Tut" and "The Boy King" for his short, childhood reign, was an ancient Egyptian king known mostly for the 20th century discovery of his tomb and the priceless artifacts it contained, not the least of which was his 3,000-year-old mummy.Before his death at age 19, Tutankhamun ruled for only a decade during the...

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History of Leif Erikson

September 30th, 2013

Leif Erikson is a well-known figure around the globe, made famous for his Viking exploits. The Norse hero, whose last name may also be spelled 'Eriksson' or 'Ericson,' is also controversially credited with being the first European explorer to reach the Americas back in the 11th century. It was perhaps for this reason that former President Lyndon B. Johnson...

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Four Celebrity Breast Cancer Survivors

September 28th, 2013

While celebrities are often put on a pedestal, they too have to face challenges that come with being human. One common disease that affects many people, regardless how much time they've spent in the limelight, is breast cancer. Here are four inspirational celebrities who not only survived breast cancer, but thrived after their diagnosis. Christina Applegate Christina...

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Tips for Beginners in Photography

August 5th, 2013

With the availability of digital cameras and the sharing power of social media, just about everyone can take and share great photos. If you feel the photos you wind up with aren't as visually appealing as you'd like, try using a few of these tips to get great shots.Composition The way your photo is set up will greatly affect how it looks in the end. You may have seen...

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Fun Ways to Volunteer in the Community

August 1st, 2013

If you're looking to give back to the community but don't know what to do, try taking a look at these options. You may just be able to find the best volunteering method for you, whether you want to work with people, with food or just clean up your neighborhood.Cooking and serving Between preparing and serving food at a soup kitchen or delivering meals to people in...

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Tips for Personalizing Your Phone Case

August 1st, 2013

We go above and beyond to personalize our favorite accessories: our phones. There are thousands of phone cases available for purchase - but do any of them speak to you? If you're unable to find a phone case to match your favorite outfit or add festivity during a holiday season, decorate your own! Read more to learn how to personalize your phone case. Unless you...

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How to Conquer Your Fears

July 31st, 2013

Many people have a fear or an anxiety that may limit them or keep them from experiencing life to the fullest. When it comes to facing a fear, you have two options - the first is to let it dictate your actions and emotions, while the other is to work to overcome it and become a stronger person in the process. If you're looking to conquer one of your fears, you may want to...

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Some Advice on Dropping Off a Child at College

July 31st, 2013

You've nurtured him or her for at least 17 years, so there's nothing wrong with feeling a little confused about how to act when a young one is leaving the nest for his or her higher education. To provide some guidance on moving to college, MSNBC spoke with educational and parent issues expert Michele Borba. She encourages readers whose kids are leaving for school to sort out...

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Tips for Throwing a Cocktail Party

July 11th, 2013

Having guests over to socialize with a few drinks and some tasty finger food can seem daunting, but these tips may help reduce the stress and increase the fun. The drinks These are most likely going to be the most popular aspects of your cocktail party, but certain guests may have specific cocktails in mind. Luckily, there are common ingredients in many...

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Volunteer Opportunities That Retirees Should Consider

July 9th, 2013

Whether your retirement is on the horizon or you're already in the midst of your golden years, there's only so much traveling and time spent with your family you can do before you realize that you have plenty of free time on your hands that you don't know what to do with! Staying active is a key part to enjoying your retirement, and now that you have extra time to...

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